Abstract

By a proper design of the frequency-dependent gain characteristic of optical amplifiers, the parameters (amplitude η and velocity κ) of optical solitons in fibers can be made to approach a desired fixed point in κη space. The method is effective in controlling the random walk of solitons caused either by initial jitter and/or by amplifier noise (the Gordon–Haus effect) and in overcoming the bit-rate limitation that they provide.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

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